Portland Community College provides students with broad, comprehensive programs of general education, developmental/remedial programs, and vocational/technical curricula. The College also provides cultural, recreational, and community service activities.

It is, in turn, the responsibility of the student to observe campus rules and regulations and to help maintain appropriate conditions in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community.

A student's registration obligates him/her to comply with the policies and regulations of the College. PCC will restrict a student's admission to or registration with the College and will withhold degrees and academic transcripts as prescribed by the College and/or state guidelines if a student fails to meet financial obligations to the College or other legal reasons.

Portland Community College is granted the right by law to adopt such rules as are deemed necessary to govern its operations.